Currently working in commercial security consulting (no clearance) but have an opportunity with DHS for less pay but they will sponsor my TS/SCI. Is it worth it to switch from commercial to federal?

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Why can't you get cleared at Deloitte and try to get on the DHS account. Unless being a government employee is what you really want. The TS/SCI will go a long for big bucks at a contractor vs govvie.

That's not true but I can see people not wanting to work in a SCIF. I'm starting out in the cyber field from the business side with a TS but my SO has been in this field for 8 years with a full scope clearance with a contractor, and they are clearing 195k base.
If you are okay with working in a SCIF and you get on the right account, preferably IC clients, and have good cyber skill set (devops, reverse engineering, malware analysis etc) you can stand to make a lot and only work 40 hours a week.

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Government work generally equals less pay but better work life balance and stability. Depends on what you prefer.

You can definitely make good money but there’s more of a ceiling compared to commercial

Depends on your age, if you have family or not, if I were in my thirties I’d do it just to work with state of the art equipment and methodologies, also you may gain top secret government credentials and excellent contacts that will be hired as CISO in the private sector. I know guy’s coming from military and civilian law enforcement making millions of dollars a year leading Cybersecurity consulting engagements, like data breach, post breach privacy compromise,digital forensics, cyber crisis management, cyber warfare, cyber forensics, cyber response, etc...

Cyber is boring af I want to get out of it

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